I love you as you are, as you seek to find your own special way to relate to the world, or the way you feel that is right for you.
It is important that you are the person you want to be and not someone that others or I think you should be.
I realise that I cannot know what is best for you although perhaps sometimes I think I do.
I've not been where you have been, viewing life from the angle that you have.
I do not know what you have chosen to learn, how you have chosen to learn it with or in what time period.
I have not walked life looking through your eyes, so how can I know what you need?
I allow you to be in the world without a thought or word of judgement from me about the deeds you undertake.
I see no error in the things you say and do, in this place where I am.
I see that there are many ways to perceive and experience the different facets of our world.
I allow, without reservation, the choices you make in each moment.
I make no judgement of this, for if I were to deny your right to evolution then I would deny that right to all others and myself.
To those who would choose a way I cannot walk, whilst I may not choose to add my power and my energy to this way, I will never deny you the gift of Love that God/Goddess/Spirit has bestowed within me for all creation, as I love you so I shall be loved, as I sow, so shall I reap.
I allow you the universal right of free will to walk your own path, creating steps or to sit a while if that is what is right for you.
I will make no judgement of these steps, whether they are large or small, nor light or heavy or that they lead up or down, for this is just my viewpoint.
I see you do nothing and judge it to be unworthy and yet it may be that you bring great healing as you stand blessed by the light of God/Goddess/Spirit.
I cannot always see the higher picture of divine order. For it is the inalienable right of all life to choose their own evolution and with great love I acknowledge your right to determine your future.
In humility, I bow to the realisation that the way I see is best for me but does not have to mean that it is also right for you.
I know that you are led as I am, following the inner excitement to know your own path.
I know that many races, religions, customs, nationalities and beliefs within our world bring us great richness and allow us the benefit of teachings of such diversity. I know we each learn in our own unique way in order to bring that love and wisdom back to the whole. I know that if there were only one way to do something, there would need to be only one person. I will not only love you if you behave in a way I think you should, or believe in those things I believe in. I understand you are truly my brother and sister though you may have been born in a different place and believe in the existence of other paths to the one than I.
The love I feel is for God's entire world. I know that every living thing is part of God and I feel a love deep with every person, and all trees, and flowers, every bird, river, ocean and for all the creatures in all the world. I live my life in loving service, being the best me I can, becoming wiser in the perfection of divine truth, becoming happier in the joy of unconditional love.
The outpouring of unlimited Love of the purest possible kind towards oneself plus all creatures, plants and everything else that is found on this planet, and beyond, without any thought or expectation of reward.
And the beauty of this spiritual Love is that it can be directed at both males and females because it is pure- it is above the physical, sexual attraction.
In the Bible, we find this very worthy quote about love. It comes from the first Gospel of St. John Chapter 4, verse 7:
"Beloved, let us love one another, because love takes its origins in God, and everyone who loves is a child of God. He who has no love does not know God because God is love."
Unconditional Love is not hard to find- it is one of the gifts that comes to you, free, when you awake to your spirituality and discover your Spiritual Path. But it does need lots of practice, because the selfish expectations of something in return, which are such a big part of ordinary physical love, are very hard to break. You will find it hard, at first, to get rid of them and give your love, freely, with the joy just being in the giving.
The discovery of that divine Love that lies dormant within each and every one of us will change your life forever. You will lose the negative emotions of anger, jealousy, envy and greed to be replaced by a feeling of such peace that makes them all of no consequence. And the most wondrous thing of all is that as you radiate unconditional Love, it returns to you much stronger, richer and fuller than any conditional love ever can. Negative emotions just cannot survive in the face of pure, unconditional Love!
*I found the above article sometime in 2006 on the web, the website www.reikiplus.net no longer exists and this is all I know about the author:
Jon was born in NSW Australia on 6/1/1937. Jon is an ordained Minister of the World Reiki Ministry and the Universal Life Church. He is also a qualified active listener Counsellor and has been actively involved in teaching and counselling for many years, both in Australia and in the UK where he is now living in the city of Wells, County of Somerset.